The award for the most beautiful meals ever goes to this creative mom. You have to see these mini-meals turned into artwork to believe them!
Mom Creates Incredible Edible Plates of Art for Picky Eater
Raise your hand if you battle a picky eater on a daily basis? I know I do! My solution? So not as creative as California mom Kim Anh Chang's. She started creating amazing food art for her 2-year-old daughter Sam so she would be more likely to eat her meals.
When wiLL...my life begin? As I was preparing a bowl for my daughter, this idea of #rapunzel came to mind when I was transferring the long noodles to her bowl. So I grabbed some ham and cheese and put this together. #plateartforkids #plateart #foodoftheday #foodforkids #kimskitchenaffair #cutefoodforkids #samsfoodaffair #eatography #babysamqchang #foodart #meatdress
"I figured if I plate her dishes into something cute she will show more interest in eating it," this super-inventive mama told The Huffington Post adding, "My goal is to create artful dishes to help my finicky eater share the same meals as the rest of the family. I want her to grow up getting use to eating what everyone else is eating and not have to make a separate meal just for her."
Chang's adorable creations for Sam include Lambie from Doc McStuffins and Rapunzel, made from rice, noodles and assorted other edible meats and veggies. She says her meal art is inspired by her daughter's interests. Because what little girl isn't obsessed with Disney?
I showed my 3-year-old daughter some of Chang's creations, and she was totally impressed. But I wonder if arranging her food to resemble her fav characters would entice her to eat foods she refuses now. According to Sam's mom, that is exactly what happened, and she also discovered an unforeseen benefit. "I noticed she's wanting to eat more and more and looks forward to the time we can spend in the kitchen together," Chang said.
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If you're like me, you're probably wondering how much time it takes Chang to put together these dishes. "The time depends," she says. "It can take 10-15 minutes to 30 or even longer when she helps me."
"Xeo Away!" When I was a little girl, every time my mom made Banh Xeo (aka Vietnamese Savory Crepe) I had this vision of a boat since its shape is so much like it. Well now is my chance to introduce one of my favorite dish of mine to my little girl. #plateartforkids #plateart #foodoftheday #foodforkids #kimskitchenaffair #cutefoodforkids #samsfoodaffair #eatography #babysamqchang #vietfoodforkids @samsphotoaffair
Chang says her favorite dish is the one she dubbed "Teddy Bear went fishing today." "Like most of my dishes, Teddy Bear went fishing today provides three out of the five food groups (rice, meat, and veggies). I especially like this dish because I grew up eating it—rice with caramelized pork bones and veggie soup—so I would love it if she can get used to it and enjoy it as much as I do. I'll probably be making more of this dish but plated differently.
Teddy bear went fishing today 🐻🎣🐟 I used Saran Wrap to shape the bear with rice and coated it with pork floss. The bear stands above caramelized pork spare ribs. The pond is made with a veggie soup called "mong toi" #plateartforkids #plateart #foodoftheday #foodforkids #kimskitchenaffair #cutefoodforkids #samsfoodaffair #eatography #babysamqchang #foodart #vietfoodforkids #vietnamesefood #ngonqua
Um, too bad I don't think I could even close to mimic her edible art! For now, the battle with my trio of picky eaters rages on!
Tonight's dinner was a success! I was going through photos debating what to make next. Sam brings her little Lambie toy and asked me to make something with it. So I made Chicken Noodle with Meatballs (Bun Ga Bo Vien) for us and Chicken Noodle for her. She loved it! #plateartforkids #kimskitchenaffair @plateartforkids #lambie #disneyfanart #samsfoodaffair #vietnamesefood #noodles #photooftheday #foodoftheday #tpphotooftheday #babysamqchang #vietfoodforkids
If you have plate-envy, here's a how-to video on how to create a dish like Chang's.